Lady Roadrunners Defeat Mineral Area
The Lady Roadrunners (16-9, 6-4 in Region XVI) picked up an important Region XVI victory Feb. 25, defeating Mineral Area College 91-79 before a homecoming crowd at the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center.
SFCC got off to a quick start courtesy of a layup from sophomore guard Ariel Easton from an assist from sophomore guard Alexas Brown. Mineral Area responded, tying the game on the next possession. Freshman guard Ryneka Church gave the Lady Roadrunners a 16-13 lead and Brown scored a layup to push SFCC’s advantage to 18-13. SFCC freshman guard Kaila Talbert knocked down a big three-point basket to push the score to 28-18.
Easton found freshman guard Voneisha Harris with a long pass to boost the score to 53-37 with just over one minute remaining. SFCC led 58-41 at halftime.
“It was a really good first half,” said Lady Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Bucher. “I told the players that if we got two halves like that, we’d be tough to beat.”
Sophomore forward Jallisa Lewis opened the scoring in the second half for SFCC with a spinning shot in the lane. Mineral Area cut the lead to 12 with less than 16 minutes remaining in the contest. That was as close as Mineral Area got in second half and SFCC secured the victory.
Church led five Lady Roadrunners in doubles figures with 19 points. She also dished out a team-high six assists. Easton contributed 18 points, Watson added 14 points and Harris and freshman guard Brittany Silas added 10 points each. Harris pulled down a team-high seven rebounds and Easton and Church registered a team-high three steals each.
“Our guards shot the ball well and played good defense,” said Bucher. “Overall they gave a strong performance.”
SFCC Athletics Department